SDA Environmental and Safety Engineer

Ref No. EMP427663
Salary £30,000 - £43,000/annum
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required



This role offers the opportunity to work within a diverse and multi-disciplined team within the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA). The SDA is responsible to for the United Kingdom's submarine maintenance and build programme.

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Environmental Safety, Environmental Management, Nuclear Safety, Marine, ecology experience.

The Job

SDA Environment and Safety Engineer

This role offers the opportunity to work within a diverse and multi-disciplined team within the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA). The SDA is responsible to for the United Kingdom's submarine maintenance and build programme.

If you like a challenge, and you want to develop your career by joining our organisation that delivers the biggest programmes in the UK today. We have some exciting projects that require extraordinary specialists within environmental safety arena. We are looking for Environment and Safety Engineering Specialists to provide vital support the SDA and Ministry of Defence (MOD).

We are currently looking for people to join the following teams:

  • The Submarine Environmental and Safety Office (SMESO) provides vital collaboration within environmental and safety assurance, and policy services to support SDA across all safety arenas


  • The Submarine Production team is responsible for delivering the Astute Class submarines from build and into service and supporting the exciting delivery of HMS Audacious into service in 2019


  • The Dreadnought Alliance team who are a newly formed alliance bringing together the collective capabilities of the SDA, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to ensure the Dreadnought Programme delivers four submarines, the first which will be ready for patrol in the early 2030s


  • The Trident team provide an environmentally safe deterrent system. This post requires limited travel within the UK and US to work closely with UK Operators and US Design Authorities.


  • The Combat Systems Team are responsible for ensuring that submarines are enabled into battle and require someone to manage and mitigate any environmental hazards with the equipment


  • The Future Supply and Support Submarine Team are responsible for the supply of all equipment provided by the Ministry of Defence into the Dreadnought build programme (including procurement from the United States), as well as managing the transition of the new Dreadnought class submarine into service.

All of these roles need a confident and autonomous Environmental/Safety Engineer, if this is you we have a critical need to use your expertise to fulfil our obligations.

This role will require you to act as a focal point for providing advice and guidance on acquisition safety, acquisition environmental and sustainable procurement.

The Environment and Safety engineer Role responsibilities will include:

  • Have an understanding of environmental legislation and policy and the ability to interpret and apply these
  • to the SDA
  • Develop and publish SDA environmental strategy and policy
  • Provide the SDA with environmental assurance through auditing and performance reporting
  • Set up and tailor management systems, supervising those systems and arranging or undertaking audits to demonstrate that those systems are compliant and functioning correctly
  • Address the impact of nuclear safety and related safety cases
  • Have a full understanding and fully apply of the principles and techniques of system safety risk assessment and environmental impact analysis
  • Interpret the audit result and provide advice to senior managers and stakeholders
  • Create safety management plans.

To be successful in your application, the Environment and Safety Engineer will have:

  • Relevant qualification (environmental science, environmental management, marine ecology/biology marine science etc.) or experience in an environmental/safety role
  • Environmental experience within the maritime domain
  • An understanding of the regulators, legislation, teams, policies and processes applicable to submarines or maritime domain
  • An awareness of safety management

It would be advantageous to have experience and understanding in:

  • The Nuclear Industry
  • Radiological waste as can be a flexible resource within the team
  • Working knowledge of Submarine Combat Systems
  • Membership (practitioner level or chartered environmentalist) with a relevant institute - e.g. IEMA,


Please be aware for some assignments you may be required to attain DV clearance in the future.



Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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